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OriginVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
GenresPower pop[1]
Years active1992 (1992)–1996
LabelsSub Pop
Associated actsGlee
The New Pornographers
Past membersCarl Newman
Michael Ledwidge
Stefan Niemann
Jason Zumpano

Zumpano was a Canadian power pop group in the 1990s.

The band, whose music style resembled such contemporaries as Sloan and The Super Friendz, consisted of vocalist/guitarist Carl Newman, keyboardist Michael Ledwidge, bassist Stefan Niemann and drummer Jason Zumpano.

The band formed in 1992 after Zumpano and Ledwidge dissolved their band Glee, which they felt was "artistically impure" despite beginning to enjoy some success.[1] Newman joined the band while still a member of Superconductor.[2]

The band signed to Sub Pop Records in 1994,[1] along with fellow Canadians Eric's Trip, Jale and The Hardship Post, as part of the label's shift away from pure grunge rock. They released two albums on the label before breaking up. Newman reemerged in 2000 with The New Pornographers, and Jason Zumpano formed the band Sparrow in 2003[3] and Attics and Cellars in 2007. Newman and Zumpano have also independently released solo material.



  1. ^ a b c Mason, Stewart. "Zumpano: Biography", Allmusic. Retrieved December 16, 2010.
  2. ^ "Zany Zumpano: Canadian band latest to join Sub Pop". Montreal Gazette, January 29, 1995.
  3. ^ Keast, James (September 2003). "Sparrow Is the Real Zumpano", Exclaim!. Retrieved December 16, 2010.

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